Guys I am trying to find I watched as a child. About 8 years ago it was airing on Bulgaria television but the show itself could be much older. I don't remember much about except it was most awesome thing I have ever seen and the following details:
- The animation was well done a little bit dark but it was suitable for children. I don't remember any modern urban settings(subways,malls) in the episodes. Most of the stories were in temples, graveyards, traditional Japanese houses or fields. However I do believe that the timeline of the story was going on in the late 1990s or early 2000s
- The main characters were teenagers, each one of them had a spiritual guardian or something like this. The spirit could be anything like dragon, gorilla. The fighting style and choice of weapon was inspired by the spirit guardian. I can't remember if the spirits were participating in the fights directly, I think not. As far as I remember the characters were channeling their powers or something.
- The fights were in a duel style, where you wait for your opponent to perform his move and then you perform yours. The characters were executing the sweet moves by shouting the name of the sweet move beforehand. For example I recall one of the characters jumping in the air and shouting "SKY SLASH" and then executing something awesome. *Note it might not be sky slash in English as I was watching in dubbed Bulgarian